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Steve Jobs is Going To Jail
By Porter Stansberry
November 29, 2006
They were all in it together�
The corporate big shots, the bankers, the politicians, and the regulators. They were all feeding on you, me, and everyone who bought a mutual fund or deposited funds in a stock-centric 401k�
Accounting rules require options to be granted at the same price of the stock on the day they�re issued. This is to ensure that no grant recipient is given an �in the money option.�
If you grant options that are already in the money, you�re stealing from other shareholders � it�s that simple. Worst of all, these conspiracies involved the corporations� boards of directors � the very people who are richly paid to guard the hen house. It�s outrageous.
If the public ever wakes up to what was really happening to its investments in the stock market� well, we�ve only seen the beginning of this scandal. In yesterday�s DailyWealth, I predicted the illegal and immoral backdating of options would send Maxim Integrated (MXIM) CEO John Gifford to jail.
I�ve got one more prediction for you: Steve Jobs is going to jail, too.
Few men have enriched themselves more at the expense of their shareholders in recent years � both at Apple and at Jobs� other creation, Pixar. At Pixar, the entire board of directors (which included Jobs) voted to approve options grants. And friends of Jobs were showered with illegally backdated options.
John Lasseter, the company�s head of creative development, was granted 2 million options on December 6, 2000. That day saw the lowest closing price for Pixar�s stock for the year, $13.25. The grant is doubly peculiar because it was the largest options grant ever made by Pixar and it was part of Lasseter�s employment contract, which wasn�t signed until March 2001.
By the time Pixar bothered to tell its shareholders about the grant (April 2001) its share price had already risen to $16.33.
Don�t you wish you had a friend like Jobs? Well, maybe not. He loves himself a bit too much, as you�ll see�
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So lame. This has as much chance of happening as the US actually catching Osama Bin Laden. Try all you want, but the probability of success is slim. Steve Jobs will not see the inside of a jail cell for this options backdating BS.
Porter Stansberry is a total idiot . Try reading some of his stuff from the past two years and you will agree .The guy is like totally backwards.he reminds me of president Bush both are nutso.